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Denver Defeats Toronto 96-81 - Recap

Rudy Fernandez scored 23 points leading the Nuggets to a 96-81 victory over Toronto at Pepsi Center on Friday.

Bettors who backed the Nuggets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 13 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 196.5.

Denver got 21 points from Danilo Gallinari and another 20 points from Nene Hilario. Andre Miller contributed 12 assists, while Nene Hilario cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Toronto got 19 points from Leandro Barbosa in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jerryd Bayless. Linas Kleiza contributed 4 assists for the Raptors, while Aaron Gray had 11 rebounds.

The Nuggets hit the break leading 54-32 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 46 boards, while Toronto only had 43.

Denver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Clippers. The Raptors will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.